ProSmile Dentistry supplies professional mouth guards for Adelaide and all over South Australia.

  • Sport, leisure and recreation activities are the most common cause of dental injuries
  • A custom-fitted mouthguard provided by ProSmile, is considered to provide the best protection for the teeth, lips and jaw.
  • The cost of an injury to the teeth or jaw far exceeds the cost of a custom-fitted mouthguard!

Dental injuries can be painful, disfiguring and expensive to treat.

A mouthguard, properly fitted, should be worn during any contact sport or activities where there is risk of an injury to the face e.g. football, hockey, volleyball, soccer etc.  Sport, leisure and recreation activities are the most common cause of dental injuries. Without a mouthguard, sports injuries and accidents can result in painful and expensive damage and injury to the gum, lips or teeth, tooth fractures and jaw fractures.

Types of sporting dental injuries

Common dental injuries incurred during sport or leisure activities include:

  • chipped teeth
  • broken teeth
  • knocked out teeth
  • broken jaw
  • cut lips
  • cut gums
  • cut cheeks
  • cuts to the tongue or face

Dental injury and sport

Sport, leisure and recreation activities are the most common cause of dental injuries. Some statistics show that:

  • Accidents when cycling, skateboarding and scooter riding account for about 44 per cent of dental injuries.
  • Sports such as football, boxing, basketball, netball, cricket, hockey and soccer account for up to 14 per cent of dental injuries.
  • Any sport where contact with equipment, collision with other players or falling is possible (even accidentally) carries a risk of dental injury.

Mouthguard features

Wearing an appropriately designed and made mouthguard while participating in sport will protect against dental injuries. Players of all ages involved in sports and activities where they are at risk of an injury to the face should protect their teeth with a properly fitted mouthguard.

A protective mouthguard should:

  • be comfortable yet tight-fitting
  • allow normal breathing and swallowing
  • allow normal speech
  • not cause gagging
  • be odourless and tasteless
  • be thick enough (4 mm) to provide protection against impact.

Types of mouthguards

The three basic types of mouthguard include:

  • Custom-fitted – At Prosmile Dentistry we ensure that these mouthguards are made to fit your teeth and mouth.  They provide the best protection due to their close fit, comfort and cushioning (shock absorption) effect. They are the most expensive option. However, the cost of an injury to the teeth or jaw will be a lot more expensive. We highly recommend custom-fitted mouthguards.
  • Boil-and-bite – once the lining is softened in boiling water, the person bites on the mouthguard to help it take the shape of their mouth. These mouthguards may not conform to your bite and can be uncomfortable to wear. A ‘boil-and-bite’ mouthguard should be replaced each season.
  • Stock – a ready-to-wear mouthguard that comes pre-formed. While these are the least expensive mouthguard, they also offer the least amount of protection. They tend to be uncomfortable and fit poorly.

Dental Night Guard

Night guards don’t stop the grinding (Bruxism) or clenching.  We recommend these be made when we see evidence you need to protect your teeth from further wear and tear on your teeth and jaw joints (Temporo-Mandibular Joint -TMJ) against these forces while you sleep.

Many clients are unaware they are grinding/clenching during the night. Apart from dental evidence we observe, more severe symptoms may present as headaches in the morning, teeth sensitivity, damage to your TMJ (clicking jaw) flattened chipped teeth, or a grumpy partner because your grinding woke them during the night!

While dental night guards provide a measure of protection, we recommend clients look into the reasons WHY they are grinding/ clenching. A common reason is stress.

How to care for your mouthguard 

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How to care for your mouthguard

  • Rinse the mouthguard in soap and warm (not hot) water after each use. Allow it to air-dry.
  • Disinfect by soaking your mouthguard from time to time in a mouthwash.
  • Keep the mouthguard in a well-ventilated plastic storage box when not in use. The box should have several holes in it.
  • Do not leave the mouthguard in direct sunlight, in a closed car or in the car’s glove box. Heat can damage it.
  • Store your mouthguard well out of reach of dogs! They love to chew them!
  • Make sure your mouthguard is in good condition before each use
  • Replace the mouthguard if it is damaged.
  • Replace a child’s mouthguard every 12 to 18 months, even if it appears to be in good condition. Growth and new teeth can alter the fit.
  • Replace an adult’s mouthguard after dental treatment or tooth loss. Otherwise, it should last for several years.

After a quick appointment with us, your sports mouthguard will usually be ready to collect and fitted in a few days. We offer you a choice of colours, and print your name on the inside.

* Adult Club members receive 10% off full price.

* Students under 18 years old receive student price.